Another Steely Dan reference: Tina Chow of Mr Chow

I lived the LA fast life. I dined at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills when tables weren’t available. Mr. Chow has several international locations. His last wife died of HIV and was a supermodel. His new wife, Tina, is from Korea and was profiled in Sunday’s New York Times Style section. She gave up a boutique designing career to marry her husband. She is now a philanthropist, mainly a patron of the arts. Her galas include guests like Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Jude Law and other A listers.

In Steely Dan’s “Glamour Profession,” which I think is off the “Gaucho” album, he refers to dinners “At Mr. Chow’s.” Now that’s a reference only understood by those ‘in the know,’ which at the time, I sort of was. We went with Jerry Moss, the A of A&M, and his wife Annie, a former supermodel as well. She later took up a philanthropic cause of her own, saving the Whales. Music is everywhere and depressed or manic, it gets through. It’s when it doesn’t that I know I’m in real trouble.